In Mexico on September 21, 2021, Robert Karaś smashed the World Record for the 5x Ironman distance, belonging to Richard Jung (Germany), by almost 5 hours. He finished 19 km of swimming, 900 km of cycling and 211 km of running in 67 hours 58 minutes 01 seconds. Notably, he did it on a course about 2000m above sea level, practically not enjoying sleep. The total time he has allotted for naps is about 2 hour.
The International Ultratriathon Union (IUTA) described Robert’s achievement on its pages:
“A great moment in the history of ultra triathlon! Robert Karaś set a new World Record at a Quintuple continuous. Congratulation! Swim 4h 37m 30s / T1 + Bike: 32h 06m 08h / T2 + Run: 31h 14m 23s ”.
With this feat, Robert proved that in ultra triathlon he is simply beyond others. In 2019, he regained the World Championship in the double Ironman distance while improving his 2017 World Record by 1 hour and 4 seconds. The Double Ultra Triathlon competition was held in Panevezys (Lithuania).
Swim 7.6 km – 1:46:54 – average pace 1:24 min / 100 m
Bike 360 km – 9:55:01 – average speed 36.3 km / h
Run 84.4 km – 7:00:48 – average pace 5:00 min / km
Total: 18 hours 44 minutes 38 seconds